65 days green, 80 days red, Open-pollinated, Hot
This very rare, northern-adapted C. baccatum species of hot pepper produces 3″ long, waxy-yellow fruit that ripen to a classic orange-red. Aji Marchant is usually harvested under-ripe when still green/yellow and used for pickling. The immature peppers are especially flavorful with a unique earthy-citrus bite that is not overly spicy, but definitely packs a punch when fully ripe. An excellent frying pepper at all levels of ripeness, they also make tasty dried pepper flakes after ripening to a bright red. This heirloom pepper was brought to California by Chilean immigrants during the 1849 gold rush.